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Politics

Politics

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities.

Politics is the practice and theory of influencing other people on a global, civic or individual level. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance – organised control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (a hierarchically organised population) as well as the interrelationship(s) between communities. A variety of methods are employed in politics, which include promoting one’s own political views among people, negotiation with other political subjects, making laws, and exercising force, including warfare against adversaries. Politics is exercised on a wide range of social levels, from clans and tribes of traditional societies, through modern local governments, companies and institutions up to sovereign states, to the international level. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Digital Media and Everyday Politics Course

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. Three and a half billion people are online today – nearly half of the world’s population. In the past year alone, some eight new internet users were added every second. It is no doubt that the internet has changed our way of life – it has also dramatically altered the nature of politics. This course will explore how political... [More]
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International Relations Course: An Introduction

Politics. Protecting and advancing ideas or goals in our communities. Learn Politics the smart way with Politics courses at the University of Sydney. In light of an increasingly globalised world, an awareness of international relations has become almost indispensable for making sense of the world in which we live. The emerging role of non-state actors, including individuals, NGOs, civil society, in shaping international events means we all have a stake in and, in many cases where... [More]
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